Enable Cost Management Blade for CSP Partners & Customers
Opening on behalf of customer. IT would be great to enable the Cost Management Blade in portal.azure.com for CSP. This would not only give customers the ability to better monitor their spendin by resource/resource group but also allow partners to do so as well.
The usage file and invoice do not show information based on resource or resource group which poses challenges in understand how much a service actually costs.
I am opening this feedback up as part of SR #118030717768771 on behalf of the customer
This is definitely coming!
Jayesh Maduskar commented
Less Transparency in the Billing and usage before the invoicing is really impacting us to map and manage customer. In most of the cases customer expands there business by looking on the current cost utilization which we are lacking in the CSP account.
It is a much needed ask .
Jose Manuel García commented
Andrew Halbert commented
Please update this!
Our customers experience a shortcoming in comparison to a normal pay-as-you-go (PAYG) subscription.The PAYG subscription has the pricing details for all resources and all the different reports and cost analysis that makes it much more transparent and pleasant to calculate the cost. A subscription within a CSP subscription lacks this functionality/information and just displays a message that the cost is not available. This also applies when a new resource is to be created. This makes it much harder for a customer to have an overview of the cost.
As a CSP we'd like to either add a markup, or upload a pricing sheet to the portal thus allowing the customer to obtain estimated pricing. It should be possible to add a generic Markup / pricing sheet as well as one per customer. Adding a disclaimer should also be possible.
Looking forward to get updates on this case as it seems to be quite common. Thanks.
Daniel Björk commented
ETA please? We cant use Cloudyn since it been suspended so we basically cant manage our CSP clients costs.
Alfredo Porto commented
Please Update with an ETA
Thomas Warnick commented
we need it.
Dean Navarro commented
Requesting Status Update or ETA:
New clients are becoming less and less forgiving on this as we migrate IT Infrastructures into Azure and this is beginning to hinder our efficiency of on-boarding new clients.
we defnitley need this. we cannot estimate any costs right now because we just dont get any info about how the costs were created in the CSP subscription.
Michel Zehnder commented
Sean Lawson commented
Any update on when Cost Management will be available for CSPs? A date or a targeted quarter?
I Think that's a good idea. Keep track is nice and you're able to create a buffer
Wayne Clarke commented
Any updates on this post Inspire? Or just general update with even an approximate timeframe?
Dan Orchard commented
CSP is not supported but we have the tools for the provider to offer billing, best practices, security and utilisation to their customers so avoid the need for support from Microsoft. Contact me to arrange a demo of CloudwareONE
Eric Groot commented
The response "This is definitely coming!" was posted in Oct. 2018! This is becoming somewhat bizarre. Why are customers denied the financial insights they need?
Fortia Technology SA de CV commented
This feature is highly needed, please deploy ASAP
There is a persistent message in "Cost Management - Overview" page: "Cost Management currently supports Enterprise Agreement (EA), pay-as-you-go, and dev/test accounts. CSP accounts are coming soon."
What does it actually mean "soon"?
Ben Schmidt commented
When is this coming? It's ridiculous that CSP customers cannot view their own usage data.
Kenny Chan commented
I was hoping this was coming this summer - but I've heard lately that this has been delayed until later this year (late fall or early winter time-frame) as the real potential targeted time-frame. Any hints from MSFT?
Gabriel Zabal commented
I think that this feature request, it's more a basic functionality required. We are a CSP Indirect Re seller and have no option to have a billing information other than the CSP Provider, which also should be an online portal with that information. The customers are requiring this information. Thanks